Morocco here we come

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  1. sue & dave

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    It is here at last :thumb: We are on our way:BigGrin: Morocco bound :Cool:
    On the M1 daventry at the moment, heading for Dover.
    Booked on the 21.15 ferry to Calaise. We will stay on the port tonight, then head for Tours in the morning.

    Speak soon. Sue & Dave
     
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    Have a great time, lots of adventure ahead of you keep us posted. Bon Voyage
     
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    You two take care and hope to catch you in the new year :thumb:
     

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    You should be passing my place in about 20 mins could you pick me up.:thumb:
     
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    Safe trip,
    we're all planned for January with the Fun exploration group....:thumb:
     
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    Enjoy! Looking forward to the pics and comments.
    Have a safe and happy journey, Sue:Cool:
     
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    Great stuff! Would be interested in your route and experience as we're planning on going over late next year.

    Interestingly we were in Spain earlier this year and most of the service stations around Gibraltar/Cadiz were advertising cheap ferry crossing tickets
     
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    Fantastic

    Hope all go's well with your trip.We are doing the same summer next year for a year! Hopefully we will have our motorhome conversion finished by then! lol.:Rofl1:
    Andy and Donna
     
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    Have a safe trip Sue and Dave. :thumb:

    Look forward to seeing the photo's. :Eeek: :Rofl1: Bob and Jane.
     
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    :Smile: have a safe trip hope to see you over there as we are leaving to go ourselves next week but we live in spain so will only take a day to get there
     
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    WE ARE HERE :BigGrin: AT ASILAH, PARKED UP LOOKING AT THE SEA :thumb:, FANTASTIC

    PHOTO'S TO FOLLOW, HAD A GREAT TRIP DOWN, JUST ABOUT TO HAVE TEA AND A WELL EARNED BEER FOR DAVE.:Eek!:
    I MIGHT TRY AND FORCE A WINE OR TWO :RollEyes:

    Will update fully tommorrow.

    Sue & Dave


     
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    Jeeeez....You pair have not hung about :thumb:
     
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    Yeh, we were still in the GB mode, rush rush rush, must get there! we are now (there) in the Moroccan mode (and in the sun) TAKIN' IT EEEEEASY :Cool: did I mention in the suuuuuun x
     
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    Morocco.... The first trip !!!

    For those who are interested in how to do it for the first time,with a little, (lots really) help from your friends who have done it before, this is our journey.....

    Saturday 17th November. Weather Cold & damp. We left Preston @ 12.30 (ish) for the 21.15 Ferry Dover-Calaise £34 booked with the Caravan Club. Arrived Calais 23.45 GMT+1
    We stayed at Calais for the night, we parked in the services secure car park for 14 euro.
    Sunday 18th November. Weather Sunny turned to light rain.
    We still had 1/4 tank of fuell, so did not fill up, (we thought it would be cheaper further on), WRONG, (don't forget we have a 80.4 gallon (360ltr) tank and do about 10mpg), it was 1.42 euro per ltr in Calais, when we filled up in Abbeville it was 1.44euro per ltr. Not a big difference. We stopped for the night on the Services (just after Tours) after a total of 344 miles
    Monday 19th November. Foggy, soon turned to sunshine.
    Set off 9.20am continued through France, filled on board gas tank (for cooking/generator @0.90E per ltr. because it is VERY limited in Spain where you can fill an onboard tank.Crossed the border into Spain @ 17.00.Fille up with diesel @ 1.31.7euro, Stopped on the services for the night @18.30 after a total of 406 miles.
    Tuesday 20th November. Cool but sunny, turned very warm.
    Travelled a total of 498, along toll free roads. Where we saw snow on the mountains, and the sun shining bright. Stopped @ services just before Saville.
    Wednesday 21st November. Raining, turned into sunshine 25c
    Set off for Algeciras @ 9.15.Arrived at Lidl after 136 miles @ 12.15. A total of 1384miles through France and Spain.
    (Juan Carlos now has an office which is attached to Lidl !!) 200 euro for an open return. This is one place where SIZE does not matter.... Topped up with the important bits, went to bed.
    Will update in the morning. sue and Dave
     
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    Wow, was just looking at the weather in Morocco today, just as the storm blew through my garden!:RollEyes:
     
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    Still In Asilah

    We are still in Asilah where we have met some very nice people. at least 70 degrees today.:Cool: Seen some strange sights, people walking down the motorway, cars with no lights, 3 or 4 people on one bike, & that was in Manchester on the way here.:Rofl1:

    We are staying on what can only be described as a redundant (in winter) car park overlooking the beach, which has 2 guardians working 12 hours each, they are both very helpfull, it is on the roundabout just over the bridge on the N1 as you approach Asilah from the North, it is a very good place to watch the people going about there day to day lives.There are now 17 motorhomes on for the night. We went to look at the parking by the Madina no vans there and it did not look as safe as where we are.

    We are heading south in the morning, probably stopping at Larache unless something else takes our fancy on the way.

    Just a quick mention, when we left Algeciras, the port was having an extensive "face Lift" :cry:there was a lot of confusion and people going the wrong way, us being one of them,:Doh: before we new it a man jumped on the motorhome to show us where we should have gone, he then asked for 20euro, I said no and gave him 2 as a thank you he said that he should get 20 and it was his commission for the ticket. I refused and after a few words he left saying 2 was ok. When we arrived in Tanger Med there was none of this, only proper officials. Who got the job done eventualy.

    Happy days Sue & Dave

    PS how do I put photo's on :Blush:
     
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    Saturday 24/11/2012 Another hot sunny day 70 degrees

    We are now in Moulay Bousselham on a campsite called Camping and Caravaning international, it is a very nice site with clean toilets and showers, it has a restaurant, launderatte and is situated at the edge of a lagoon, the fishing port is about 100yards from the gate, where you can buy fresh fish for 20dh per kilo which is about £1.53.
    The pitches are a good size and you can park where you wish, including electric it is 80dh per night £6.15.
    We will probably stay here for 2/3 nights, then move further south.
    We have only travelled 118 miles in Morocco, but we have seen some amazing and some stupid sights

    Sue & Dave
     

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    Haha...now you have the photos up its much better. Take your time, there is no rush in Morocco. You are obviously enjoying as you should :thumb:
     
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